Earth Day began in 1970, where it became a movement that gave a voice to an emerging public consciousness about the state of our planet. Since then, the movement has been carried on throughout the years and the 22nd of April marks World Earth Day.
Earth Day is widely recognised across the world as a major movement for global action for the environment and has brought together millions of people through opportunities for civic engagement and volunteerism. Earth Day is observed by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behaviour and create global, national and local policy changes. Year by year we see more and more people engaging in ways to protect the planet, and as the urgency for a cleaner environment, a safer and sustainable planet and climate change continues, we all need to work together more than ever to achieve this and continue to work towards bettering our planet, looking after our environment and protect our future and for generations to come.
Each year Earth Day consists of events, webinars, topics for discussion and actionable agendas, usually for what the most pressing issues are that year but all based around climate change and the impact on the environment. Follow this link; https://www.earthday.org/ to watch this year’s Earth Day topics covered and read all about what actions are being carried out across the world.
Let’s all do our part to look after our environment and protect our planet, the change doesn’t have to be big but it needs to be consistent and an effort that is made globally. Try your best to make a difference in any way you can, after all it is our planet and our home!